Although reaching retirement age is usually associated with not working anymore, there are many people that still choose to continue working well into their 70s and even 80s. Whether you simply want to keep yourself occupied, or need some extra cash, there are many different reasons why you may choose to continue working once you’re retired.
Here are some of the best jobs that retired people should consider.
Nowadays, ridesharing is more popular than ever. Becoming an Uber driver or Lyft driver is a fantastic way to make some money, and also choose your own schedule. There’s also the added perk of the social aspect that comes with rideshare driving. People of all walks of life get into your car, and it’s a wonderful way to make connections.
Since one of the most common complaints of retired senior citizens is feeling lonely, staying social through your job it’s a wonderful way to stay connected with others.
There are all sorts of people that are looking for a babysitter or nanny and don’t feel comfortable leaving their child with just anyone. The idea of leaving their child with someone experienced and wise is often ideal for parents looking for childcare.
Babysitting is a great way to make some extra money, and in some cases, even get paid for doing nothing while the child sleeps. Just make sure that you’re physically capable to deal with any of the physical lifting that comes with babysitting toddlers. It can often be a much more active job than you realize!
Medical offices are often looking for someone to work as their front desk secretary. Since it’s a low intensity job physically, it can be the perfect choice for retirees looking for part time work. If you’re extremely organized, you’re good at responding to emails, and can juggle multiple phone calls coming in, then a job as a medical secretary may be perfect for you.
Virtual Sales Rep
Since the pandemic, more and more call centers work remotely. Getting a job as a virtual sales rep is a great way to make money, without even having to leave your home. In many cases all you require is a computer and an internet connection to get hired. Depending on what company you’ve worked for, the pay can be as high as $25 an hour, and in some cases you may even earn commission.
Many retail stores are on the lookout for sales associates looking to work on a short contract. Since many younger people are often looking for longer hours, these kinds of positions may not be of interest to them. However, for someone retired looking for a side hustle a couple hours a week, a retail job can be the perfect fit!
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